X25 Vacations in Florida

Hello again everyone! As winter storm Nemo bears down on the Northeast I would like to take a moment to focus on one of our birds who has outsmarted us all and relocated to Florida for the winter. X25 is a Herring Gull that was banded as a chick on Appledore on July 20, 2012, and since then has only been spotted in the area of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. He or she was first seen on November 30, 2012 in Little Estero Lagoon, Fort Myers Beach (by two different people), and then again on December 16, 2012. We are told that Little Estero Lagoon is a Critical Wildlife Area on the southern end of Fort Myers Beach and a great place for birders! On January 17, 2013 X25 was spotted in a new location of Bunche Beach, Cape Coral, Florida (about 5 miles away) , but then returned again to Fort Myers Beach on January 24, 2013. Pat Green reported the sighting on January 24th and took some great photos shown below.

Photo Credit - Pat Green

Photo Credit – Pat Green

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Photo Credit – Pat Green

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